|Invariant Formulation of the Kinematics of Body Movement on the Visual Cliff - Bernhard Bierschenk|
No one has ever been able to look into the language space nor has anyone been able to measure the phenomenon of consciousness without the interference of an observer. This article is changing this situation completely. From now on it is possible to produce measures of consciousness without the presence of classical observation devices. In particular, the observation problem can be bypassed since the 'observer' is part of the âobservedâ...
Keywords: axiom; foundation; AaO paradigm; incompleteness; completeness; curling; string; A-O dependency; ring; strucure; pattern dynamics; clocking
|Cycles and Oscillations in Text Processing - Bernhard Bierschenk|
The classical research operations in the cognitive sciences concern categorisations as well as classifications, which strongly have been influenced by nomological approaches. As a consequence, information processing has been explained with reference to syntactic-semantic models. Because of an absence of structural implications, personal interpretations have had great impact on the presentation of results of relevance to the cognitive sciences...
Keywords: AaO paradigm; recursive phase singularities; physical mechanics; point attractors; clusters; Block analysis; holotop; holophor; terminal points; perspective transformation; deep; shallow; natural groups; connection matrix
|An Excursion into the Ecological Coordinates of Language Space - Inger Bierschenk|
This article should be regarded as a position paper, which outlines an ecological theory of language. The paper makes the analogy between the physical and mental growth of a human being and the rhythmic movement of writing and textual development. Thus text building is conceived of as a process developing into a structural whole. This process is inherent in the language mechanism. The paper describes the way this mechanism operates to form a structural whole out of the natural distortions in the...
Keywords: text; development; text flow; intentionality; ecology; language; wholeness; demarcation; restriction; transformation; convergence
|Teoretiska och psykometriska problem vid en datorbaserad analys av intervjutext - Bernhard Bierschenk|
This report presents the psycholinguistic model underlying the development of a method for a computer-based content analysis, called ANACONDA. A program-flow diagram for the construction of concepts illustrates basic steps in the Semantic Differential Technique. Some metric properties of the scales applied are discussed. The empirical approach of scaling linguistic elements (adjectives and verbs), which are taken out of context, are described...
Keywords: content analysis; Osgood; semantic differentials; discriminant functions; similarity analysis
|Effectiveness of Literature Study in Discriminative Interaction with Projected Societies - Inger Bierschenk|
The present paper is intended to give an account of the reactions of 19 years old students of a Swedish Gymnasium to some 20th century ideas and their social implementation. The students were exposed to three potential developments of future societies and thereafter an extended course on modern literature took place. All participating students, in all 90 subjects, were re-tested on the same three videotape societies...
Keywords: literature; model society; educational profile; scientific paradigms
|Informational Interaction with Model-Societies of Different Theoretical Orientation - Bernhard Bierschenk|
The focus of the study dealt with in the present article is on a longitudinal approach to the perception and judgement of differently founded model-societies. The reported design covers a period of 15 years and is stressing the fact that the participation of apparent dissimilar groups has made possible true experimentation as well as the validation of the approach. Study and analysis concerns the educational program, developed and commercially produced by the Biological Science Curriculum Study ...
Keywords: Longitudinal study; Latin square design; model society; Swedish model; paradigm of Affinity; Structure; Process; paradigm-model interaction; teacher education; High-school students; Manova; factor-discrimination design; General Linear Model (GLM); ordering of models
|Datorbaserad Innehållsanalys: Kodningsmanual - Inger Bierschenk|
This manual is a result of empirical studies of interview materials. It is based on a model for the formalisation of text,which is developed on research within the fields of psychology and linguistics.With this background a psycholinguistic model is outlined on which a computer-based content analysis technique has been worked out. The presentation of the manual follows the stages of the model. The main part consists of the coding rules together with authentic examples and technical advices f...
Keywords: computer-based content analysis; psycholinguistics; computational linguistics; interview data; authentic materials; coding rules; coder training; reliability testing
|Worthiness as Behaviour Component - Bernhard Bierschenk, Helge Helmersson, & Bengt Lohmander|
Traditionally, respecting peopleâs choice is considered equal with respecting people. Founded on the premise of choice, elaborated and hierarchically organized organisations have been built up to guarantee growth of living standard for securing quality of life. This article reports on a study, which questions the adequacy of this premise. Three models of feasible societies have been used to study the way in which people prefer one or the other with respect to how uncertain or certain they are t...
Keywords: Swedish model; projected societies; Latin-square; canonical discriminant analysis; discriminant functions; rank; eigenvalue
|The Ecological Approach to Diagnosis of Service Information Behaviour - Bernhard Bierschenk|
This paper presents a new approach to analysing verbal behaviour. Underlying this approach is a subject-governed model, which means that a text producer (agent) is the reference point in coding. The study through which the method is exemplified originates from a survey of mechanics carried out by a Swedish multinational machine industry. The results illustrate how workers in various cultural contexts value information of relevance to their job performance...
Keywords: workers; cultural context; subjective consciousness
|The AaO as Building Block in the Coupling of Text Kinematics with the Resonating Structure of a Metaphor - Bernhard Bierschenk & Inger Bierschenk|
This article presents a study of the metaphor as instrument for the direct perception of events. Its major hypothesis refers to the event structure embedded in the ground of a metaphor. Since the ground is implicit in the linguistic manifestation, an invariant representation of textual movement patterns is assumed to capture the event structure. Experimentally, it is demonstrated that an event is perceivable only through structure...
Keywords: simile; unfolding; event structure; metaphoric ground; comprehension; concept; symmetry; figurative; language; construction; procedure; foliation; transformation
|The Information in the Folds of the Complex Adaptive Landscapes of a Verbal Expression - Bernhard Bierschenk|
This article is advancing the bio-kinematic and demonstrates that the discovered mechanism can capture emergent "AaO" units and track their growth in complexity. It is demonstrated that the textual morphogenesis is generating corresponding informational invariants. On the basis of the translation function, it is made evident that the sequential textual translation of English to Swedish and Swedish to Italian is producing the condition for an effective control of the AaO's within a system of lang...
Keywords: pertex; vertex; evolution; language dynamics; translation; adaptive landscape; structural distance; fitness; linkage; bifurcation; mesh; coupling; relation; depth; behaviourism; straining; function; macro; variables
|The Agent Function as the Basis for Perspective Control - Bernhard Bierschen & Inger Bierschenk|
How to study knowledge representation on empirical grounds has been made the theme of this article. It emphasises in particular the steering and controlling function of the agent. The agents of a text are bound to a perspective. By differentiating the perspective from the figure and its ground the method presented shows how these basic components covariate. Their coordinative structure is brought out by means of a topographic representation.
Keywords: agent; function; topographic; representation; steering; mechanism; hierarchical; cluster; ESS; values; significance
|Differentiated Limits for Knowability - Bernhard Bierschenk|
The article is based on the string-hypothesis, which has important scientific consequences. Science has meant to associate the notion of number with the strict operation of counting. However, recent account of string-theoretical approaches is sharply distinguishing number from magnitude. In studying spinning strings in the context of language, it is shown that rotation is a valid concept. For the description of rotating strings, super strings and super symmetries, fitness values are produced d...
Keywords: magnitudes; strings; thermodynamic limits; rotation; grapheme; intentional asymmetry; orientation; fitness landscapes; novelties; global singularities
|The Manifestation of Symmetry between the Emergence of Consciousness and the Development of Competence - Bernhard Bierschenk & Inger Bierschenk|
The article presents an experiment in which students, classified according to high and low analytical performance, were given a reading and text production test to determine their sensibility to the structure of an Icelandic saga. This material was used because of its extreme simplicity on the textual surface level, a property suited for studying structure as something beyond the surface. The hypothesis tested is whether the structure mediated through the produced texts pertains to a descriptive...
Keywords: learning strategy; single subject study; teaching strategy; writing style; AaO mechanism; holophors; metaphysical properties; Icelandic saga; Gunnlaug Ormstungu
|The Discontinuity of Human Existence: Part II. The General and the Specific Theories of Discontinuity - Ole Elstrup Rasmussen|
This is the second article in a series of three, the objective of which is to describe the funÂ¬damental discontinuities of human existence. In part I: The Fundamental Concepts of Human Existence and the Relation between the Singular and the Super Singular, it was concluded, among other things, that the theories analysed had a number of fundamental concepts of development in common: canalisation that encompasses transference of something from one to another, correlation that encompasses recipr...
Keywords: self-reference; AaO system; discontinuity; human; existence; discursive strings
|Main Principles for Perspective Text Analysis via the PC-system PERTEX - Helge Helmersson|
The principles for Perspective Text Analysis has been implemented into the PC-system PERTEX. The analysis starts from normal text and ends up in a topological representation of the mentality the text presents. The text material is processed by the following main steps: (1) Coding of function words by means of a special dictionary, (2) design and coding of blocks according to the AaO-paradigm, (3) supplementation of A- and O-dummies, (4) generation of A/O-matrixes, (5) cluster analysis based on g...
Keywords: pertex; PC-system; coding; multilingual; syntax control
|Testing for Competence - Inger Bierschenk|
The aim of this article is to make a distinction between qualification and competence. Although academic institutions, organisations, companies, and schools are focussing upon competence development as the natural answer to new technical and societal demands, no one has succeeded in providing a satisfactory operational definition of 'competence'. A dictionary search has shown that different areas of science and humanities conceive of competence from an analytical point of view, which, in fact, r...
Keywords: competence; educational goal; educational context; materials; examination
|Simulation of Action-Event Cooperation: Emergence of Knowing - Bernhard Bierschenk|
A graphical expression or display has to depict crucial structural qualities of thought in such a way that a person can capture its intention by extracting higher order components. These are assumed to be shapeless and formless. The present article gives a demonstration of what is meant by an experimental manipulation of the Function factor as well as of the outcome when both the Type and the Function factor are allowed to co-vary...
Keywords: type; function; belief; behaviour; condition; psycho-physics; reduction; deduction; cycles; paranoia
|The Emergence of Competence in the Breakdown of Goal-Directed Education. Part II: Materials-Directedness as Educational Method - Inger Bierschenk|
This is the second article on the competence theme, which aims at demonstrating the consequences of a new educational paradigm, namely materials-directedness. By this is meant the conceptual control of the built-in disparity of educational materials. By means of a new method for structural analysis (in a biological sense), it is shown how conceptual relations and dimensions of a literary text are laid bare...
Keywords: instructional materials; competence development; conceptual depth; fiction
|Individual Growth in Competence - Bernhard Bierschenk & Inger Bierschenk|
This article presents the second study in a series that has been designed to manifest the emergence of consciousness and to measure developed competence. Its major aim has been to demonstrate that an invariant formulation of the Agent-action-Objective model and an analysis of its A-O kinematics have the capacity to re-produce contour similarity over time. Within the studied evolutionary-developmental context, the bio-kinematics of the discovered AaO-mechanism has governed the synthesising of inf...
Keywords: string; AaO mechanism; dynamics; concept; writing style; analytic; descriptive; synthetic; reflective; teaching process; Dwarf; Lagerkvist
|The Split Between Meaning and Being - Bernhard Bierschenk|
The discussion in this article takes its point of departure in the generally accepted position of cognition-oriented scientists that intelligent behaviour requires an organism/formalism, which can abstract information from the environment. By examining some operationalised schema models the author shows to what extent these have been capable of explaining the development of behaviourally meaningful cognitive functions...
Keywords: organism; formalism; cognitive functions; schema model; progressive behaviour; autonomous observer; operation space; projection mechanism; binocular disparity
|Provision and Preservation of Knowledge: A Department of Educational and Psychological Research as Laboratory for Analysing Scientific Discourse - Bernhard Bierschenk|
Two kinds of perspectives governing the provision and preservation of knowledge, a universal and an ecological, are discussed in the present article. In the first case, scientific observations are represented through a semantic interpretation of facts. This is illustrated with a series of experiments on semantic feature perception in the recall of pictures that were described by descriptor terms. In the second case, scientific observations are conceived as part of a constitutive context...
Keywords: document-event involvement; AaO-paradigm; thesaurus; vocabulary; recall; semantic features; ecological approach; institutional affiliation; transition probabilities
|Conceived Limits for Manipulated Reproduction - Inger Bierschenk|
This article is focusing on the notion that the design of a civilization is perceivable to its citizens only to the degree that they have the cognitive instruments to judge it properly. With the purpose to clarify how two Swedish female adolescents comprehend the information structure of a utopian society, their written responses to Huxley’s Brave New World are studied. The method used for the analysis is Perspective Text Analysis (PTA/Vertex), which is founded on the Agent-action-Objective (A...
Keywords: authenticity; AaO-axiom; functional text geometry; perspective text analysis (PTA); textual morphogenesis; free energy surfaces; civilization; utopian society; Huxley
|Sustainability of Authenticity - Bernhard Bierschenk & Inger Bierschenk|
Today, design is the concept of fashion. This article is focusing on the notion that there is one ideal design of society. The search for ideal solutions of societal problems has been the habit of utopianism. With the purpose to clarify how a student understands prescription and the design of a perfect society, a discourse on Huxley's "Brave New World" is studied. This implies that the student as text producer is expected to communicate a particular intention and orientation, since certain viewp...
Keywords: discourse; non-linear language mechanics; AaO-paradigm; Perspective Text Analysis (PTA/Vertex); utopia; social design; manipulated reproduction; morality; literature study; Huxley; Atwood
|Self-confrontation in Teacher Training: Student Teacher Assess their own video-taped Micro-lessons-A Follow-up Study - Bernhard Bierschenk|
This report contains a description and discussion of self-assessment data obtained from student teachers, partly as a result of repeated self-confrontation experiences during a confrontation experiment, partly as a result of reassessments six weeks respectively two years after they had participated in the self-confrontation experiment. The data have been analysed by means of ANOVA and canonical correlation analyses...
Keywords: self-confrontation; micro-lesson; teacher training; experiment; self-assessment; closed circuit television; video-recording; educational experts; regression analysis
|The Spirit of Human Enterprise: A Multivariate Approach to a Study of Projected Social Organisations - Bernhard Bierschenk|
The goal of the study presented in this paper is based on the idea that James Gibson proposed a radical and productive ecological approach not only to the study of perception but also to conception. The present experiment is an attempt to generalise Gibsonâs approach to understanding peoplesâ perception and conception of their social and cultural environment. The experiment has been designed within a multivariate experimental frame and was carried out with 160 lower division university student...
Keywords: observer; environment; involvement; representation; function; Latin-square; discriminant function
|A psycho-ecological model for the simulation of interpersonal relations: System development and some empirical results form teacher training - Bernhard Bierschenk|
When a society plans the upbringing and education of its members, irrespective of age and level, one absolute requirement must be that it develops their ability of self-determination. A psycho-ecological approach to a study of the individual's self-cognition (perception and evaluation) and self-determination (i.e. development of plans of action) focuses on the mutual relations existing between the individual and his environment, and the dynamics of these relations...
Keywords: simulation; behaviour strategies; transition matrix; event design
|Interaktive Verhaltenssimulierung: Modell- und Systementwicklung - Bernhard Bierschenk|
This report presents a system for simulation of interactive behaviour strategies. The system has been constructed on the basis of a psycho-ecological model. The basic unit is an event. Each event has been concretised by means of closed circuit television and video recording techniques and anchored in three basic paradigms of behavioural science, namely the paradigms of association, structure and process...
Keywords: simulation; strategies; teacher training; behaviour change; closed circuit television
|The Perspective Structure in the Verbal Flow - Bernhard Bierschenk & Inger Bierschenk|
The concept of agent is introduced into a psychological analysis of natural language. The agent component has a steering funcÂ¬tion in the development of a perspective throughout a text. This is shown by an experiment with the series of pictures from the Visual Cliff studies. The pictures have been used to examine individual differences in the perception of ecologically significant information. Through a numerical analysis perceptual syndromes have been demonstrated.
Keywords: agent concept; numerical analysis; individual differences; symbolic integration; textual transformation; perspective separation
|Structural Variations in Verbally Reported Objectives - Bernhard Bierschenk & Inger Bierschenk|
The study reported shows the implications of incorporating the autonomous observer into the experimental range. Subjects have verbally described pictorially mediated information, and their determination of the action centre of the observations has been made the basis for clustering ecologically significant objectives. It is demonstrated that objectives, conceptually divided into the subcomponents Figures and Grounds, are structured differently both in relation to each other and in relation to th...
Keywords: autonomy; observer; figure; ground; picture; mediated information; reference point; geometric formalism
|Försök med automatisk separering av referenser i en flerspråkig databas - Inger Bierschenk|
New types of information- and documentation systems are developed in most countries of the world. Several types of information have been available, but in spite of highly advanced techniques, no programs are yet handling multi-lingual information. This report presents a program, which separates titles of research documents automatically. The search program is based on the matching of specific cues in six languages, which coincide with patterns in the titles...
Keywords: computational linguistics; computerbased lexicology; scientific information; language separation; multilingual database
|Mentality for Mission in Christianity: A Tutorial in the Analysis of a Curriculum Vitae - Curt Dahlgren|
During the 1800's interest in Christian foreign missions was established and flourished in Sweden. Several mission organisations were founded for the purpose of disseminating knowledge about the countries in which missionary activity was to be carried out. This was done in part to raise funding to support increased missionary activity and in part to recruit new candidates for the mission field. Missionary publications were one means of achieving this goal...
Keywords: AaO system; missionary; training; Christianity; recruitment; religion; growth
|Steering mechanisms for knowability - Bernhard Bierschenk|
The foundations of knowledge by tradition have been treated analytically and knowledge has been characterized as a theoretical subject. This article introduces a steering mechanism as the prerequisite for a study of knowledge work and mainte-nance on empirical grounds. Knowledge is treated synthetically, that is, as something that exists only through the individualâs cooperation with its environment, which implies that criteria can be formulated for the isolation of knowledge processes...
Keywords: synthetic model; knowledge process; theory construction; measuring; cognitive function; self-reference
|An Ecological Approach to the Processing of Symbolic Information - Bernhard Bierschenk|
This article attempts to prove that an adequate cognition oriented approach to the processing of symbolic information abstracted from verbal expressions must consider a running text instead of scattered sentences. It is argued that the dominant cognition models do not give due consideration to the fact that a valid abstraction of in-formation structures has to be based on an explicit encoding of intentionality and valuation...
Keywords: cognitive model; assessment; symbolic information; dendrogram; discriminant function; multivariate analysis
|A Computational Linguistics Approach to Conceptual Information Processing - Inger Bierschenk|
The purpose of this paper is to present a linguistic model which can be used for the processing of scientific information. The model has developed through several years of research and experiments in information mediation, structuring, organisation and dissemination in such social and humanistic sciences that have been of interest to Swedish educational research. It has been apparent that a so-called "information overflow" and "information explosion" are irrelevant concepts to designate the stat...
Keywords: intermediate language; linguistic model; I&D system; scientific information
|Concept Formulation: Part II. Measurement of Formulation Processes - Bernhard Bierschenk & Inger Bierschenk|
This article is the second one of three presenting a framework, a method, and results respectively of a study of the ways in which people formulate their observations. The starting-point of this part is a discussion of the assumptions underlying analytical and class-based models. It is shown that the analytical approach to a measurement of cognition is inappropriate. The typically human ability to cooperative actions requires an instrument accounting for synthesis that is the schematising proces...
Keywords: synthetic assumption; analytic proposition; unrestricted response; class-based procedures; cognitive performance; texture; structure; linkage; change mechanism; information carriers
|Intended Predication - Inger Bierschenk|
The basic argument of this article is that the predicate, in its profane sense, has a realistic ground. A discussion of realism in language analysis is made on the basis of a reconstruction of the paradigmatic functions intended in the Objective component. By introducing the Subject component as the governing factor for analysing predications, the author schematically demonstrates the "ecologically significant" double binding between the objects of the predicate.
Keywords: realism; language; objective; AaO paradigm; linguistics; representation; figure; ground; cooperation
|Concept Formulation: Part III. Analysis of Mentality - Bernhard Bierschenk & Inger Bierschenk|
This is the third article of a series of three about concept formulation. It presents an analysis of the mentality of a free and unrestricted interview. The article starts with an illustration of the way in which an algorithmic analysis of natural language production has been carried out. Especially the functioning of the algorithm in differentiating objectives from the perspective is emphasised. By means of the agent function, meaningful conceptual relations can be unambiguously and automatical...
Keywords: interview; differentiation; objectives; boundaries; affinity relation; topographic description
|An English Digest: Self-confrontation via Closed Circuit Television in Teacher Training: Results, Implications and Recommendations for Further Research - Bernhard Bierschenk|
An experimental study was carried out at the Malmö School of Education in 1969 and 1970 for the purpose of studying the effects on the self-assessment of student teachers of, firstly, externally mediated self-confrontation processes (via closed-circuit television and video-recording), and secondly, dyadic confrontation processes (in the form of traditional tutoring). Detailed reports on the background, design and result of the experiment have been presented in Swedish...
Keywords: microteaching; self-assessment; external; mediation; self-confrontation; CCTV; VR; dyadic confrontation; reserach design; validity; reliability; Anova; longitudinal; experiment
|The Basic Conditions of Life: An Ecological Approach to Perceptual Sensitivity of Swedish and Danish Students - Bernhard Bierschenk|
The present paper takes up the problem of civilian development in Sweden and Denmark and its relation to some prototypical societies. By means of a simulation experiment, it is demonstrated that the perceptual sensitivity of Swedish and Danish students at upper secondary school level varies systematically concerning the basic conditions for âpersonal growthâ. Further, an attempt is made to constrain this concept contextually, in such a way that it can be described behaviourally...
Keywords: model society; Personal growth; Denmark; Sweden; Life Quality (LQ); Visible Social Texture; affordances; factorised scales; observer-event involvement; General Linear Model (GLM)
|A Computer-based Content Analysis of Interview Data: Some Problems in the Construction and Application of Coding Rules - Bernhard Bierschenk|
This report discusses the development of a technique for a computer-based content analysis It presents a flowchart of different stages in the design of an Analysis of Concepts by Data-processing. The acronym ANACONDA is the name that has been given to this technique. A condensed preliminary version of ANACONDA is presented and empirical results are shown from the application of the technique by independent coders to test materials...
Keywords: linguistic data; concept analysis; intercoder agreement; interview text; psycholinguistics
|A Cognitive Economics Approach to Information Management - Bernhard Bierschenk & Inger Bierschenk|
This article presents a study in cognitive economics. It originates from a survey of mechanics carried out by a Swedish multinational machine industry. The verbal response of seven US and seven Swedish mechanics to three open questions concerning information needs were analysed with Perspective Text Analysis. Only configurations building on significant groupings, which do not fall below the lower limit of t.90 of the t-distribution, are retained in the analysis...
Keywords: cognitve; economics; structure; dimensionality; workers; multinational; industry
|Competence Development: Learning by Problem Solving - Jytte Bang & Ole Elstrup Rasmussen|
On the basis of a dialogue between two students engaged in solving a problem, it is argued that the students differ in their problem-solving capabilities, that is, they reduce the complexity of the situation in different ways. It is also argued that the students do not exhibit the same form of competence. In other words, they make sense of the complex situation in different ways. Further, it is maintained that existing theories are able to explain different aspects of the problem-solving process...
Keywords: problem solving; learning; competence; control; achievement
|Produced Consciousness: Shapes of the Machiavellian Snake - Bernhard Bierschenk|
Consciousness, in the beginning of its scientific use, was considered to be material, i.e., to represent an attribute of substance or matter. During later periods, it was associated with learning processes. Based on questionnaires and interviews, a number of different definitions have made its learned content dependent on statistical measures of what people consciously know. However, statically and without a proper time-scale, it is impossible to identify causal links to the biological mechanism...
Keywords: functional text geometry; real time imaging; AaO-axiom; perspective text analysis (PTA); textual morphogenesis; structural stability; consciousness; historical time; renaissance society; Machiavelli
|A New Approach to Psychometric Problems in the Analysis of Pre-numeric Data - Bernhard Bierschenk|
This report suggests a new approach to quantification of the relationships within a whole sentence and presents a system for the analysis of concepts by data processing (ANACONDA). The psychological model for ANACONDA is outlined and a first measure building up concepts with an empirical root is discussed. Panel assessments have been used for quantification resulting in high reliability scores. By means of cluster analysis the empirical materials concerning researchers' views of scientific infor...
Keywords: psycholinguistics; concept formation; cognition; interview data; psychometrics; regression analysis
|Perception and Judgement of Life Quality across Projected Societies - Bernhard Bierschenk|
The focus of the presentation is on the individual’s comprehension of “citizenship”. Study and analysis of citizenship concerns a person’s co-operative interaction with various physical and social surroundings as well as the cognitive integration of these surroundings. A person can achieve this integration through development of his abilities of judgement. Thus the aim is to make apparent the kinds of judgement that have been manifested on the basis of three different sequences of episod...
Keywords: citizenship; projection; future; cognitive integration
|Civil Depth Perception: An Experiment in Competence Development - Inger Bierschenk|
This article focuses on the perception of the surface and deep dimensions of a society and its relation to competence. 117 students from various educational programs in a Swedish gymnasium participated in an experiment in which they were at two occasions exposed to video taped projections of model societies. They responded to 15 statements marking the degree of certainty with which they perceived quality of life in these societies...
Keywords: general linear model analysis; upper secondary students; self-assessment; Sweden; future projection; social texture; eigenvalue; life quality (LQ); civilization
|On the Path from Frame to Schema: References and Abstracts from Five Decades of Research - Inger Bierschenk (Ed.)|
On the Path from Frame to Schema is a publication that contains references and abstracts from five decades in the social sciences. It first appeared in 2006 as a non-numbered Supplement edition in the journal Kognitionsvetenskaplig forskning - Cognitive Science Research (0281-9864). It contains a review of a long term research commitment, which has taken place mainly in Sweden. The review concerns a number of researchers and departments, which over the years have been involved and contributed to...
Keywords: social science; grant-supported; empirical studies; statistical analysis; knowability; bibliography
|Consciousness as a Function of Kowledge and Culture - Bernhard Bierschenk & Inger Bierschenk|
The study of consciousness requires a language for exact and precise communication. This article presents a study of how workers in various cultural contexts value information of relevance to their job performance. The strategy of analysis applied differs radically from the classical approaches. Based on the concept of coordinative structure, functional linkages among textual Agents and Objectives provide for the emergence of mental phenomena...
Keywords: coordinative structures; functional linkages; open question analysis; cubic spaces; phase dependency
|A computational linguistics approach to conceptual information processing. - Inger Bierschenk|
The purpose of this paper is to present a linguistic model which can be used for the processing of scientific information. The model has developed through several years of research and experiments in information mediation, structuring, organisation and dissemination in such social and humanistic sciences that have been of interest to Swedish educational research. It has been apparent that a so-called 'information overflow' and 'information explosion' are irrelevant concepts to designate the stat...
Keywords: intermediate language; linguistic model; I&D system; scientific information